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View Poll Results: VOLUNTEER FFs - What NFPA certifications do you have?

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  • Firefighter I

    35 83.33%
  • Firefighter II

    34 80.95%
  • Instructor I

    13 30.95%
  • Instructor II

    4 9.52%
  • Instructor III

    2 4.76%
  • Fire Officer I

    18 42.86%
  • Other (feel free to list them below)

    18 42.86%
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    Besides the listed in the poll...I got inspector, investigator, aircraft firefighter, evoc, haz-mat tech, extrication, trench rescue, ice rescue, confined space rescue, officer I & II, driver operator both engine and ladder, all the ICS crap, incident safety officer and health and safety officer.


    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    I suspect that as us old-timer I's and CC's get out of the business, things may well go the way of Delaware, which, as I understand it has only EMT-B and Paramedic.
    This is what Wisconsin is leaning to. Some of the EMT-I skills will got to the basic level and all the drugs will go to the paramedic level. It is still being debated in Madison but that seems to be the trend.
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    Post Well............

    Maryland EMT-B, National Pro Board Fire Officer I, II, III, IV, Fire Instructor I, II, III, Firefighter I, II, III, Fire Apparatus Driver Operator, Haz Mat Tech, Wildland Firefighter. and probably a few more.........
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    NREMT-B Kentucky EMT-B
    PALS
    Firefighter I . Hazmat Technician (HAZWOPPER)
    High Angle Rope Rescue Operations
    I am also a Kentucky Certified Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Medical Telecommunicator DOCJT Class 61 Trained in Tactical communications, FBI Hostage and Crisis Negotiation, NCIC, and Flight controller.
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    FF1/2, EMT-I, HAZMAT Tech, Rope Rescue Tech, Vehicle/Machinery Extrication Tech, Water Rescue Tech, Structural Collapse Tech, Trench Rescue Tech, Confined Space Tech, Driver/Operator, Instructor

    CE's are a BIATCH!
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    I have none of the courses listed. When I got into the fire service none of those courses were being taught. EMS back then was scrape them off the road. throw them on a stretcher, and drive like hell to the hospital. I guess things have changed a bit. Here are the ones I can remember. It has been 43 years for some of them. Most of them exist under some other name now.

    Essentials of Firemanship
    Initial Fire Attack
    Pump Operator
    Ladder Company Operation
    Heavy Rescue
    Training Officers Workshop I/II
    Educational Methodology
    NFA Leadership I/II/II
    Pump Testing Train the Trainer
    Basic Firefighter
    EVOC
    Fire Investigation
    Confined Space Awareness
    Hazmat Awareness/Operations/Technician

    Oh yes, the 1st 2 levels of NIMS. They were the biggest waste of time. A tanker may have wings on it in Calif. but it is something that FD's the rural areas have here.

    Going to take a FF1 course next month to see what they are now teaching.
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    FF1, FF2, EMT-B, Instructor 1, Hazmat Tech, Swift Water Awareness & Operations, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800b, 704, 802, 804, VFIS EVD, Confined Space Awareness, Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness, and a whole bunch more small things I dont remember

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    "Gang sizeup" ---- "propane spotting" - and "bush parting, basement survilence"
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    "Gang sizeup" ---- "propane spotting" - and "bush parting, basement survilence"
    Don't forget OJT roof vent training!!
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    I am very upset there is no listing for SCBA certification

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    Probably because its takes like 14 years to get it....
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    For firefighting I have: FFI&II, HAZMAT Ops, Vehicle Rescue Ops, Mayday Ops, and NIMS/ICS 100 200 300 700 800 (I plan on getting more certifications, only been in the fire service for a year)
    Then I'm a lifeguard so I have: First Aid for Lifeguard, First Aid for Waterfront Lifeguard, CPR/AED for Lifeguard (have to learn CPR in water, AED is normal), and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
    Needless to say I use my lifeguard skills in the FD since there is a fair amount of EMS skills in it, especially being a waterfront lifeguard. It's skills that are often over looked, even when performed in front of my crew, which keeps me off the medic unit and on the engine or squad, but still able to provide a decent amount of patient care on scene. Win for me!

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    Paramedic, FF-2, structure fire control, EVOC, Hazmat tech.

    I focus more on EMS, but I do have the basics for suppression.
    Bring enough hose.

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    I have no certifications - all they said was I was certifiable....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I have no certifications - all they said was I was certifiable....
    AAAWWW SHET. I was gonna run this thread off the rails with that today, I was just waiting for the super serious ones to post first.
    Oh and I probably have a couple of pounds of certifications by now, I think they are in the bottom drawer of my desk under a small collection of gentlemens monthly magazines which are far more interesting.

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    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.

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    Probably 90% of mine are courses that are not taught anymore. I think that the NIMS crap is the only thing that is still being taught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.
    Both very valid statements. Only one really matters though.

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    FFI, FFII, Haz Mat Ops, Trench Ops, MFR, Driver/Operator, Ice Rescue, Water Rescue, RIT and all pertinent NIMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.
    Actually it's not a problerm.

    We have a system for that.

    As far as certifications, I'm far more concerned about applicable and relevant training than a pile of certificates.
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